G - LAL
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will likely be inserted into the starting lineup when the NBA restarts.
The Lakers went 17-3 when Caldwell-Pope started in place of Bradley. In those 20 games, Caldwell-Pope averaged 28.1 minutes, 11.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 0.9 steals per game. He will be expected to step up and embrace his increased role. The team is counting on Caldwell-Pope to make a difference.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope registered nine points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3PT, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, two steals, and one assist over 23 relief minutes in Thursday's 116-86 win over the Warriors.
Caldwell-Pope's new role on the re-tooled Lakers has decimated his fantasy value. 9.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game are the worst averages the seven-year vet has posted since his rookie year. It's tough to find fantasy value in a player averaging those numbers over 25.4 minutes. Known as a great streaming option over the last few years, it looks like Caldwell-Pope's years as a fantasy-relevant player have come to an end.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope recorded 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-7 3PT, 0-2 FT), one rebound, one assist, and two steals in 29 minutes of play off the bench Tuesday night.
Caldwell-Pope is capable of occasionally putting up a strong fantasy performance like he did Tuesday but they are too few and far between to trust in season-long fantasy leagues.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope registered 20 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 5-5 FT) three rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block across 33 minutes in Saturday's 124-115 win over the Rockets.
KCP has scored double figures and recorded at least one steal in three of his last five games. He is averaging 13.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 triples during that span. KCP can be used a streamer, but is more of a deep-league option. The Lakers next scheduled game is Monday, away against the Celtics.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 18 points (7-for-12 FG, 2-for-6 3Pt, 2-for-2 FT), three assists, one board, and one steal in 34 minutes against the Bucks on Thursday.
KCP and Danny Green are both at least 12-team worthy despite the return of Avery Bradley who seems to be behind them significantly in the rotation. Each player will take a hit when Kyle Kuzma returns.